Architectural Design Technology: AAS Degree
The Architectural Design Technology program trains students for architectural drafting careers in one of the fastest growing technologies in the United States. As an architectural design technician, the draftsperson will interpret engineering data, develop sketches, designs, and working drawings for construction. Many technicians are valuable members of architectural/engineering teams in industry. Using the technology of Computer Aided Drafting, students will develop drafting skills in both 2D and 3D. This is a Tech Prep articulated program. For more information regarding Tech Prep, click here.
The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets
that graduates of this program will possess at the end of their program of study.
• Possess the appropriate skills in drafting, design and layout used in contemporary architectural design.
• Demonstrate competent understanding of methods used in building construction.
• Acquire the computer operation skills and competencies in using AutoCAD® software for architectural applications.
Minimum credit hours required: 66
General Education Requirements: 27 credit hours
See General Education courses that will satisfy General Education Requirements below.
ENG 101¹ College Composition I (3)
ENG 102¹ College Composition II (3)
MAT 187¹ Pre-calculus (5)
Any approved General Education courses in the Arts/Humanities category.
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6)
Any approved General Education courses in the Social/Behavioral Sciences category.
Physical/Biological Sciences (4–5)
Any approved General Education course in the Physical/Biological Sciences category.
Degree Core Requirements: 39 credit hours
Required: 33 credit hours
DFT 110 Technical Drafting & CAD Fundamentals (3)
DFT 125¹ Architectural Drafting I (3)
DFT 150¹ AutoCAD 2D (3)
DFT 200¹ AutoCAD 3D (3)
DFT 225¹ Architectural Drafting I – CAD (3)
DFT 260¹ Architectural Drafting II – CAD (3)
CTM 120 Building the Human Environment (3)
CTM 130 Blueprint Reading & Estimating (3)
CTM 123 Building Construction Methods I (3)
CTM 211 International Residential Code (3)
CTM 221¹ Structural Design & Building Materials (3)
Electives: 6 credit hours
Select 6 credit hours from the following courses:
CTM 253 Plane Surveying & Building Layout (3)
CTM 175 Mechanical Systems (3)
CTM 124 Building Construction Methods II (3)
¹ Placement test and/or prerequisite required.
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